Definition of ctene in English:

ctene

noun

Zoology
  • Each of the mobile, flattened, paddle-like arrays of fused cilia which are arranged in rows to form the swimming organs of Ctenophora; a comb plate.

Origin

Early 20th century. Either from cten- or directly from ancient Greek κτεν-, κτείς (in Byzantine Greek also with nominative κτήν) comb, after scientific Latin Ctenophora Ctenophora.

Pronunciation

ctene

/tiːn/